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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Richard III (1913, M. B. Dudley)

TitleRichard III
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorM. B. Dudley
Play ConnectionsRichard III (abridgment)


R.H. Ball's description remains the definitive account and must be read for an appreciation of this film's elaborate effects. The movie starred the great tragedian, Frederick B. Warde, who subsequently played King Lear in the 1916 Thanhouser film. Apparently the performance was a combination of film, lecture and recital, with Warde on hand in person. In the days of transition from theatre to movies personal appearances by actors on stage, along with vaudeville performers, were common practices

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Richard Duke Of GloucesterFrederick B. Warde

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorM. B. Dudley

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell